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Three swimmers caught in rip current off Carolina Beach

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videoA beautiful start to the Memorial Day weekend turned quick for a group of swimmers. Three swimmers got caught in a rip current at Carolina Beach. It just so happened, Friday was the first day lifeguards were on duty. Full story...
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Holiday travel expected to be busy at ILM

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Many travelers will be flying to their holiday destination. Things were running smoothly at ILM Friday, thanks to cooperative weather. Full story...
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Wilmington city pools to open for swimmers; one remains closed

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New Hanover County pools will be open to swimmers Saturday, with one exception. The Northside Pool on Bess Street will remain closed for the summer season. Full story...
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Johnnie Mercer's is a landmark pier for fishermen and beach goers

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videoThis month's Cape Fear Pride series takes us to Wrightsville Beach where the surf is up, and the beach is pristine. Johnnie Mercer’s pier is a point of reference for most beach goers, but fishermen come from all over the country to fish off the pier. Full story...
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Leland man arrested for allegedly trafficking cocaine

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The Pender County Sheriff Narcotics Unit arrested a man Thursday for allegedly trafficking crack cocaine. Full story...
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Mixed news comes from city council budget meeting

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Good and bad news coming out of city council's proposed budget meeting Friday. No city employees will be losing their jobs, but cuts will be made elsewhere. Full story...
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Unemployment rate remains the same

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The jobless rate in North Carolina is not getting any better, but it is not getting any worse, either. Unemployment has been relatively flat for the past few months, at 10.8 percent. Full story...
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Columbus County woman wins cookies for a year

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The chance to indulge in a box of Girl Scout cookies is an annual event. But one Columbus County woman has enough boxes to last her the whole year. Full story...
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Man breaks ankle chasing teens after attack in NC

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Police are investigating the attack of a man who was reading a book on a North Carolina college campus when two teens beat him and took his cell phone. Full story...
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NC utility improving nuclear plant near Raleigh

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A North Carolina utility is making progress in upgrading equipment at a nuclear plant in order to meet federal safety standards. Full story...
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NC DOT to ease Memorial Day weekend road work

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Good news for North Carolina drivers on the road Memorial Day weekend: Officials plan to halt most road construction projects to ease traffic. Full story...
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Governor speaking at NC Outer Banks pier ceremony

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Gov. Beverly Perdue will speak at the groundbreaking ceremony for a new fishing pier on the North Carolina Outer Banks. Full story...
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Pender County has its first State of the County Address

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videoThursday night folks got to size up life in Pender County. Commission Chair Jimmy Tate delivered Pender County's first ever State of the County Address. Community leaders and residents attended to hear where things stand, and where things are going. Full story...
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Local governments will soon have say in ABC store locations

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Looks like local governments in North Carolina will soon be able to weigh in on where Alcoholic Beverage Control stores are built in their areas.

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Carolina Beach kicks off summer events

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Crowds gathered in Carolina Beach last night for the kickoff of the Boardwalk Summer Blast event series. There are more than 100 events scheduled throughout the summer, including bands, dancing, bingo and plenty of food and fun for the entire family. Full story...
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